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Transcript Network Now We are Three. Come celebrate Breakthrough's third birthday on Sunday, February 25 from noon to four p.m. at 1708 Rosewood. Breakthrough's annual Media Awards and Woman of the Year Award will be presented at 2 p.m. Celebrate Susan B. Anthony's birthday at the new office shared by the Houston Area Feminist Federal Credit Union, the Harris County Women's Political Caucus, the NOW Chapters of Houston and the Women's Equity Action League. The office at 4600 Main Street is similar in concept to the Women's Center, formerly at 3618 Milam, which was shared by NOW, WEAL and the Caucus. The birthday celebration will start at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 15 at 4600 Main Street (second floor). For further information call 522-1849. Houston Area NOW will present a panel discussion on the various strategies within the women's movement, Thursday, March 8, at 7:30 p.m., at the World Trade Center, 1520 Texas. Dr. Hilary Karp, professor at the UH Clear Lake City campus, will be one cf the speakers. Entering the Job Market-A Workshop for Women over 30', will be held Friday, February 16 at UH Continuing Education Center. City Comptroller Kathy Whitmire will be moderator of the workshop which is co-sponsored by the Clairol Loving Care Scholar- Ship Program and the Business and Professional Women's Foundation. Apanel of experts will give advice on self-assessment, resume writing, interviewing skills, job campaign strategies and the Houston job market.To register for the workshop send a $5 check (tax-deductible) to BPW/Clairol Center, Room 231, 4800 Calhoun, Houston 77004. For more information call 658-8005. The Houston Center for Displaced Homemakers will begin another four-week workshop Monday, February 12. The workshop meets daily (Monday through Friday) from 1 p.m.-3 p.m. Topics include self-assessment, finance and budget, job hunting, and personal well being. To be eligible a woman must be between the ages of 35 and 64, divorced, widowed or separated and she must have worked without pay as a homemaker for several years. Enrollment is limited. For more information contact the center at 749-3755 or 749-7253. The center is located in Room 325, Charles F. McElhinney Building at the UH central campus. Houston attorney Linda Thompson will give a three-part lecture on legal rights beginning Tuesday, February 13, at 8 p.m. Family law will be the subject of the first talk. The series is presented by Women's Success Development Center, 4141 Southwest Freeway, Suite 415. For further information call 840-9207. on Saturday is a series of talks for women on money matters to be held the first Saturday of each month at The Bookstore, 1728 Bissonnet. It will be conducted by Dr. Robbie Moses of Paine, Webber, Jackson & Curtis, Inc. The Saturday series runs from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Topics will include information on investments, personal financial analysis, market topics, book reviews and occasional guest lecturers. For more information, contact Dr. Moses, 654-0200, or The Bookstore, 527-8522. FIRE, a multi-media exhibition of 100 Texas artists, will be on view at the Contemporary Arts Museum from February 16 to April 6. The exhibit, organized by guest curator, James Surls, provides a focus on contemporary art in Texas, including paintings, sculptures, photography, woodcarvings, welding and bronze. Surls, a sculptor and a Texas native, believes there is an abundance of diverse creative energy in Texas and that Fire will bring together the geographic and aesthetic differences that are a part of Texas art and artists. Proposals are now being accepted for papers, panel discussions and workshops for the First National Congress on Women in Music to be held in New York City in the fall o 1979. The focus of the congress will be on women in classical music-historical ai; contemporary. For more information, please write: First National Congress on Women in Music, P.O. Box 436, Ansonia Station, New York, New York 10023. Poems by Houston writer-photographe Kirstin van Cleave (left), will be a part o a song cycle, Day of Love, to be per formed February 25 in the Lincoln Cen ter for the Performing Arts in New York City. Day of Love was composed by Thomas Pasatieri from van Cleave's poems. Mezzo-soprano, Frederica von Stade, will perform the song cycle. Von Stade appeared in Houston in January, performing Massenet's Werther with the Houston Grand Opera. A comprehensive resource book on the national problem of battered women is now available from the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. The 706-page volume, Battered Women: Issues of Public Policy, lists women's organizations combating the problem, available support services, pertinent state laws, and federal programs and proposed federal legislation. A text of the Commission on Civil Rights' national consultation on battered women on January 30-31, 1978, is also included. Copies, limited to one per person, may be obtained by writing Publications Division, Commission on Civil Rights, 1121 Vermont Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20425. The Houston Chapter of the Women's Caucus for Art and the Breakthrough Foundation are co-sponsoring a lecture by renowned feminist art critic Lucy Lippard. "Stones: A Feminist Approach to Ancient Images" will be given Monday, February 19, at 7:30 p.m., at the Rice Media Center. This free lecture is made possible in part by a grant from the Cultural Arts Council of Houston. Louise Nevelson's Bird Form (above) is a highlight of the American Art 1845-1945 ex hibition at the Museum of Fine Arts now through March 18. Her sculpture is on display at the entrance to the museum's exhibit of paintings, photography, decorative arts and sculpture. All of these works from the museum's permanent collection provide an overview of American art from this hundred-year period. Nevelson (1900- ) was born in Kiev, Russia and came to America at the age of five. Her childhood was spent on the rockbound coastal area of Maine, where she learned to observe the powerful natural forces that were later to enter her work as specific motifs. Eve Sonneman's Boat Building, Samos, Greece and Lisette Model's French Gambler, Promenade des Anglais, Riviera are among 20 prints on exhibit in the Museum of Fine Arts first permanent display area for photographic art. This area is located in the east end of the Lower Brown Promenade and the museum, A major show of recent Polaroid color photography will open February 28 at the Museum of Fine Arts. The exhibit, One of a Kind, was organized by Polaroid Corporation and will be shown through April 15 in the Romansky Galleries. The presentation marks the exhibition's premiere in this country. Eve Sonneman, Marie Cosindas and Rosamond Wolff Purcell are among 32 contemporary photographers whose 135 color prints constitute the exhibition. The prints include several formats and were made with an experimental camera designed by Polaroid Corporation especially for large-scale instant photography. The process offers one- of-a-kind instant photography, making the medium similar in concept to painting. This is the first time Artist's work with this camera will be seen in Houston. People Against Rape & Abuse (PARA) conducts public education programs and provides support to victims of rape and abuse in the Bay Area. PARA advocates work with victims throughout the entire hospital, police and court process. A 5-week training session for persons desiring to become PARA advocates began Saturday, January 27 and continues through February 24. (Missed sessions can be made up). For information about the training sessions or joining PARA, call 332-5878 or 334-2752, or write PARA, P.O. Box 57535, Webster, TX 77598. Although winter activities have already begun at the Downtown YWCA, many of the classes are continuous and interested persons may join at any time. Activities include square dancing, exercise, aerobic dance, pre-natal exercise, creativity classes, children's classes and ENCORE, a program for mastectomy patients. For a complete brochure on YWCA activities, call Julie Halstead, Public Relations Director, at 523-6881. Dr. Phyllis Chesler will be talking on Women, Money, and Power on Friday, March 23 at 8 p.m. at the UH/Clear Lake City. Tickets are $5 and proceeds will benefit The Breakthrough Writer's Fund. For advanced tickets write: Dr. Nanette Bruckner, UH/CLC, 2700 Bay Area Blvd., Houston TX 77058. Please enclose a stamped, self- addressed enveloped and make checks payable to Breakthrough. The Adult Advisory Council of the Mental Health Mental Retardation Authority of Harris County is conducting a two day conference on Sexual Exploitation and Craziness: Incest, Rape and Mental Illness on March 22 and 23 at the UH/CLC. Susan Forward, author of Betrayal of Innocence and Phyllis Chesler, Women and Madness will be keynote speakers. Local presenters include: Dr. Nanette Bruckner, Helen Cassidy, Martha Collins, Linda Cryer, Gregory Price, Michael Rees, Dottie Saxon, and Dr. Alexander Zaphiris. There is a $25 registration fee. For more information, please contact Janie Farris at 526-2871. 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